FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

EU FLAG projects as of February 2020With the second generation of FLAGs now up and running, there is a growing number of project examples from the past and the present which can inspire other actions aimed at developing fisheries and aquaculture areas around Europe, be it through economic, environmental or social support and investment.
The project descriptions and short stories below give an insight into some of the local projects funded by the FLAGs, while the methods provide helpful examples of effective programme management, ranging from community outreach to FLAG self-assessment.

Good practice examples from 2010-2016

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  • 03/07/2020
    France
    As fishing and aquaculture continue to suffer a considerable loss of turnover, a small group of fishers and a fish farmer volunteered to deliver fresh fish to local restaurateurs who, in turn, prepare free-of-charge dishes for hospital staff and people in need.
  • 19/06/2020
    Portugal
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, New technology, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability
    Online sales have generated new interest since the COVID-19 pandemic, giving a renewed boost to projects such as Cabaz do Peixe. This virtual platform to sell fish to the general public from the local artisanal fishing fleet ensures the delivery of fresh and high-quality products, as well as consumer safety
  • 17/06/2020
    Italy
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    Adding value to fisheries, New technology, Promotion, Short circuits, Gastronomy, Cultural heritage
    The Gargano LAG integrated the promotion of cultural and gastronomy heritage into their local development plan. This includes the development and promotion of the seafood sector. To do so, it supported the development of the Pesca Mia app, which connects the seafood sector, restaurants and private consumers.
  • 17/06/2020
    Spain
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    Business support, Governance, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Infrastructure
    COVID-19 paralysed many sectors of the economy in the Basque Country. Although the fisheries sector, like other food-producing sectors, was given priority during the pandemic, the lack of security and low-priced seafood could have forced many vessels and fishing organisations to stop working.
  • 16/06/2020
    Portugal
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    Business support, New technology, Processing, Diversification
    Thanks to business advice from Oeste FLAG and national financial support, a fisheries observer who wanted to change his career path has successfully started his own company in Portugal, working with marine plants called halophytes.
  • 16/06/2020
    France
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    Adding value to fisheries, Business support, New technology, Promotion, Short circuits, Traceability
    Two neighbouring FLAGs cooperate to support a mobile phone app, MonPêcheur, to connect local fishers with consumers by providing them with an online platform for communicating, promoting, and selling their catches directly to the consumer.
  • 15/06/2020
    In an effort to support marine conservation and tackle marine litter, a fisherman and his two sisters in Catalonia (Spain) developed an app and launched a campaign to promote waste collection, while practicing group sports.
  • 10/04/2020
    Italy
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    Environment, Marine litter, Infrastructure
    Four Sardinian FLAGs have linked up with the University of Cagliari to create a waste management system for efficiently dealing with marine litter caught by local fishers.
  • 13/03/2020
    Ireland
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    Diversification, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training
    Achillin asukkaiden 20 vuotta sitten perustama yritys on luonut omistamaansa käyttämättömään rakennukseen akvaarion vapaaehtoisten, eläkkeellä olevien kalastajien ja kalastusalan työntekijöiden avustuksella. Achill Experience Aquarium siihen liittyvine matkailukeskuksineen on Irlannin ensimmäinen paikalliseen kalastusperintöön perustuva kulttuurikohde, joka on myös maan suosituimpia nähtävyyksiä.
  • 27/02/2020
    Poland
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    Environment, Water quality, Education and training
    Suomalaiset ja puolalaiset kalastajat levittävät yhteistyössä tietoa uusista pyyntimenetelmistä, joista hyötyvät sekä luonto että kalastusala